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used in Middlemarch

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explain or discuss in detail
  • The texts were there still, and so was his own facility in expounding them.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (90% in)
  • Mrs. Garth, with her sleeves turned above her elbows, deftly handling her pastry—applying her rolling-pin and giving ornamental pinches, while she expounded with grammatical fervor what were the right views about the concord of verbs and pronouns with "nouns of multitude or signifying many," was a sight agreeably amusing.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (18% in)
  • And who, if Mr. Casaubon had chosen to expound his discontents—his suspicions that he was not any longer adored without criticism—could have denied that they were founded on good reasons?
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (91% in)

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